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the world is unified. there's real differences about what to do, have germany, and take other members of the european community. >> the eastern europeans. >> charlie: how does the president handle that? does he go off on his own and put troops here and there and do this and that or does he wait and try to get some kind of unified plan? >> i think he needs to do a little more leading from in front. i think he has to do both a major effort to keep the united states and europe together, understanding that the european dependence on russian energy is going to make it tough, and on trade with russia. german trade with russia is huge and ours is tiny. but, on the other hand, the europeans have 60 years of sort of relying on us for leadership in international affairs and particularly on national security, and they are not yet ready to be co-leaders, and i think a little more american leadership on this would have been important, even while we understand and agree with the point he's making. >> charlie: syria. when the president made the decision not to attack syria after having said it had c
in putin. >> wolf, i think angela merkel, the chancellor of germany realizes that europe is not going to do anything and i think they have to respond, as you put it, to the putin challenge. i think military options are not off the table because they are week but because they are impossible to imagine. you're talking about going to the russia of border where russia spent 20 times what ukraine does on russia's budget. it's not clear what the ukrainian army is. remember, a large part of the ukrainian army in the east are ethnic russians. it's not entirely clear that they would side with the government. the sanctions route is the one that has to be tried and the german chancellor seems pretty firm that the europeans would join in broader sanctions and they want to keep ratcheting them up. it's important to know how much of an effect they have had because they have created so much uncertainty about russia that no one is investing. the stock market is down 13%. russia tried to borrow money on the international markets last week. they had to withdraw the offering because they couldn't borrow any m
against russia clear in recent weeks. as a result, germany's position is unlikely to shift, barring a dramatic escalation of the conflict in ukraine. we will hear from chancellor merkel and president obama. in the meantime, a washington journal discussion this morning on the effectiveness of sanctions. host: our friday roundtable focusing on the issue of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, do they work? carla anne robbins is a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. mark dubowitz of the foundation for democracy. "the wall street journal" the president meets with angela merkel. german companies opposing sanctions, can you explain. guest: german companies opposed sanctions against iran, it is no surprise they are opposing sanctions against russia. the german corporate lobby is very strong. it is no surprise. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sa
. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool? guest: it is limited and a blunt instrument but also there is no other choice. not a lot of other alternatives. politics are flawed, too. germany is russia's's largest trading partner in the eu. they have more economic interest in the u.s. and its owing to be hard to pressure russia and a major way unless the europeans are willing to play. host: let me share what jack lew told members of congress when it came to sanctions and at russia and the wealthy individuals linked to president putin. [video clip] >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy, it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the period of time since russia went into crimea and since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial deterioration in rush's already weak economy. we see and
point ceases to be in the interests of the german government. germany gets a third of its oil and gas from russia and some of germany's best-known companies, volkswagen for one, have huge stakes in russia. so any type of sanction has a potential economic blowback and it's just a sign of how the west has a limited toolbox in dealing with the situation in ukraine, chris. >> all right, joe, thank you very much for the reporting. >>> let's bring in cnn military analyst james "spider" marks a retired major generally and former commanding general of the u.s. army intillgence center. general, thank you for joining us. let's leave the politics aside and deal with the urgency on the ground. what do you believe the situation is? who is ukraine fighting? what do you think the stakes are? >> fighting two elements really. you do have pro-russian separatists that are in east ukraine, but they're being supported directly, not only in terms of what i would call over-the-horizon support, weapons support, but also they have russian forces are on the ground instigating this and these are the folks we've
. and russians went into east germany in '53. they went into hungary in '56. they went into prague in '68. we were always very careful. they have 1700 nuclear weapons. >> but it wasn't arming those countries that led to tend of the cold war and the collapse of the soviet union. >> a very long-term collapse. >> it was economic. >> we need to be thinking about a 20-year plan to be dealing with putin. >> yes. >> not a 20-week plan. >> i would tend to agree with you on that. and i don't understand why if this is true, and i appreciate your perspective, where are the republicans who are willing to play this longer game with this president? you talk about how weak this president. i don't think this president looks week to al qaeda. i don't think this president looks weak to moammar gadhafi. i think america looks weak when the republican party attacks this president when he goes for peace, when he goes for war, when he tries to do overseas, stuff at home. where is the one area you are willing to work with this president on? >> first thing i said we had to go, look at this strategically and we have t
in this northeast asia he said japan is not to following germany's tracking dealing with its wartime wrongdoings connick and what this report speaking to a german in the wednesday before a trip to frankfurt. japanese prime minister is she's alive and that his country would not follow germany's postwar track. and the question posed by frame creature out of my inspirations about whether tokyo she spends her journey when dealing with its historical wrong. abbott said the two situations are completely different. since world war two germany has provided full compensation to neighboring countries and published text of that reveal the heart of the german leader is perpetrated it's also apologize for his past wrongdoing. the prime minister up and said that neighboring european union had one common goal in mind that being an integrated europe. he said that is not the case for asia. on added that japan and its neighbors have really come to an agreement on compensation insurance. the prime minister then turned his attention to the current tensions and or the age of cleaning them on japan's neighbors. he sa
truly because when you look in the balance of trade with germany vs eu. it's about equal. when you look at value of goods germany exports to the u n in imports from you in there about the same town where germany has been good is in the exporting of view of the asian markets and off you know that exploiting bills market opportunities which to me don't seem so much to be constrained by cost. it's not cost that blocks you from delivering high quality goods to china to cost. it's not a question of the german labor costs than has any impact on animal machine tools that are exported and high prices to china square is to europe there is a balance of goods exported to europe and imported from europe. when you look at it between germany it's not easy. back to the question belt tightening. many of the left of the socialist party staying away from the vote this tuesday for saying that they would abstain. when lily white and one cleaned up finances with sluggish great but nor do i want to kill spent and household purchasing power or investment in the region is expected of them. sen wanted diet heal
. abe is scheduled to arrive on tuesday in germany. he'll also visit britain, portugal, spain, france, belgium over ten days. abe plans to seek closer cooperation with other leaders of the group of seven nations, ahead of a summit in june. >> translator: with regard to the situation in ukraine, i want to frankly exchange ideas with other g-7 leaders on how we can work together to reach a peaceful resolution through dialogue. >> abe is also scheduled to deliver a speech at nato headquarters in brussels. he'll explain his policy of pro-active contribution to peace. the policy outlines possible changes to the interpretation of japan's constitution. those changes will allow the country to exercise the right to collective self-defense. that would enable japan to use armed force to defense allies under attack. up until now, such activity has been considered to exceed constitutional limits. abe will also speak at the headquarters of the organization for economic cooperation and development in paris. he's expected to emphasize his government's efforts to revive the japanese economy. >>> gover
manchester group and visitors from germany and japan. it may not look much, but manchester has been listening to people like tommy and making small changes to transport housing social care. taking accounts of all people in every policy decision they make. on a tour of the area, the international delegation sees shops with age friendly plans. >> definitely. it's a grass roots approach. it's based on reality of society. they try to make it the city everyone here can see. >> many changes here are small. manchester is leading the way in thinking, planning for the world of more and more older people. bbc news. >>> now south of the equator, stargazers are treated to the first solar eclipse of the year. this is known as annual eclipse seen in australia. the sun is almost obstetricured the moon. it's one of two for 2014. the second will be a partial in october which people in thehemi able to see. >>> a quick reminder of our top story. we brought you a twist in the tug of war with the issue in ukraine. russia describes the unprecedented increase in nato and u.s. presence at borders. russia says they h
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in kharkiv, germany is also condemning pro-russian militia. barnaby phillips has more from donetske in ukraine. >> the self appointed mayor, they are in no position to complain about what has happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war. we are the guests of mayor ponomayork and treated as such. >> reporter: at least they were able to show their families they were alive and well. and later one observer from sweden was released on grounds of poor health. these men were also captured by pro-russian gunmen near slovyansk. this is how they looked after their interrogation. in the road into slovyansk, the ukrainian army. this is not a town under siege but the army is working on no more coming in. that's because the government in kyiv is very concerned at how russia will respond to any use of force by these men. in the next town, artemisk, a demonstration in favor of russia. it's a small crowd although they do seem to have some support on the sidelines. pro-russians, control the government building in donetske, they had an unexpected visitor one of russia's most wealthy men, now try
the japanese? >> the cold war line if your attacked by germany and russia, who do you shoot first? the answer was, germany, business before pleasure. not a very nice cold war story. >> ooh! >> that's hard to -- obviously these attitudes go way back and are very deep and action sir bait -- exacerbated by world war ii and nobody has been prepared to tell the entire truth about, forth ruthly in the region so it does have an overhang i think matters quite a lot. it means that the koreans and others are
of the day we need germany with the u.s. working together. because right now the europeans get 50% of their oil from russia. >> germany needs natural gas. >> they're not going to do it. >> at the end of the day, these sanctions to be most powerful have to be collective. the g7 came out with an announcement last night -- i think two nights ago. which looks like there would be an upcoming collective sanction. we need that to be real and to stick. i would challenge whether we see that. >> putin holds a lot of the cards here. >> exactly. >> he controls energy supplies and also supplies of metals. boeing has huge composure in the form of titanium. it doesn't look like the western world will push him very hard. can i talk about another failure? >> real quick. >> the president was in asia, he was in south korea. this doesn't have to deal with economics or business. it sure would have been nice to see him talking about human rights in north korea. the atrocities that are going on in north korea, the president had a chance to talk about that. >> what a point. >> i didn't see anything. >> w
obama convened a conference call with the leaders of france germany, great britain and italy to discuss the next steps against russia at the situation in ukraine grows ever more chaotic. in the end, no new economic sanctions came but the united states may hit russia with targeted sanctions in the very near future. but mr. obama wants to wait for european unity before trying to strike a blow against key sectors of the russian economy. here in seoul, south korea, president park warned north korea could conduct another nuclear weapons test at any moment. president obama called the dictatorship's foreign professional irresponsible and provocative and the u.s. is leaning hard on north korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. for "cbs this morning saturday," major garrett, seoul, south korea. >>> pressure is building in ukraine this weekend as separatists are now holding a group of european military observers, and concerns are increasing about a possible invasion. as russian troops continue exercises along the border. more from holly williams in done
lateral position. led by germany it's interesting that this will lead to turn opinion about the situation to go to a member of the previous bilateral action and eyes that he had lost contact with the biggest number of fish certainly begs the question the db separatist forces in eastern ukraine today recognize any authority apart from one that is sanctioned by moscow. no wonder why hostile to western journalists. the fact that they know that it was first told when to watch go about each poet to poet should be monitored. quite revealing they opened the door. geneva last week's topics that were represented. and it didn't join us on the story for susan thank you very much are those few more on this observer mission we will live with our political correspondent the show proof that she has been looking into that for a son. it is the osce mission of what kind of group. is it and what to do. but if industry verification mission is courtenay says he affirmed done many many years acting as a participating sit in the elysee in the oc itself is very much up cold war the animal and then it was created
a conference call with the leaders of germany, france, great britain, and italy about hitting key sectors of the russian economy, like energy and banking, with new sanctions. the consensus along the leaders at least for now is to wait, but today the president said this: >> what we've been trying to do is to continually raise the costs for russia of their actions while still leaving the possibility of them moving in a different direction, and we-- you know, we'll continue to keep some arrows in our quiver in the event that we see further deterioration of the situation over the next several days or weeks. >> reporter: while the u.s. and its partners in are holding off on those tougher sanctions, they will be ready as early as monday with new financial penalties on those back pro-russian forces in ukraine. but, scott, the president conceded here in seoul that so far, efforts targeting individuals have done little to deter russian aggression. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. earlier sanctions are hitting the russian economy. today, standard & poors cut nk bond level.t rating to near- russi
, president obama had a conference call with leaders from germany, france and italy. what is the president proposing, mike? >> john, what the president is proposing is more targeted sanctions. there are essentially two levels of what the president has put forward in retaliation. the targeted sanctions against individuals and entities within russia. what the president is talk about now is more of that. he sat down with g-7 leaders and they held out the possibility of brood spectrum sanctions. you get the feeling as we have all along that it would take an outright russian invasion for those to be triggered. the president had a press conference here yesterday with the president of south korea, ukraine dominated about half of that conference. north korea was largely dominating the other half, but the president talked about vladimir putin. he said he is not a stupid man, and he has a choice to make here. they are already seeing slower growth and a seriously depressed domestic stock market there. i have to say president obama was not optimistic about a russian change of course. it seems as thoug
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